There's a single petrol/electric hybrid engine option and a single saloon body style, but five levels of trim - 'ES Premium Edition', 'ES Premium Pack', 'F Sport', 'F Sport Takumi Pack' and top 'Takumi'. ES pricing starts at around £40,000. For the 'F Sport', you'll need from around £47,000 and for the top 'Takumi', budget at around the £56,500 mark. All variants are well equipped. Even the base 'ES Premium Edition' has 17-inch alloy wheels, Lexus Navigation with eight-inch central display, a DAB tuner, parking sensors, power-adjustable heated front seats, a sunroof and smart 'Tahara' upholstery. Upgrade to the ES 'F Sport' and you get an F Sport interior and exterior styling details, plus 19-inch alloy wheels, F Sport seats and Adaptive sports suspension.
The top ES 'Takumi' has a power boot lid with a hands-free kick sensor, plus heated and power-reclining rear seats, a 12.3-inch centre-dash display, a Mark Levinson premium surround sound audio, a 360-degree camera, triple-zone air conditioning, triple-eye LED multi-weather headlights with an Adaptive High-beam System and an adaptive front-lighting set-up. At 'Takumi' level, there's also the option of a 'Digital Side View Monitor' screen to replace conventional door mirrors.
Across the range, this ES features the Lexus Safety System+ package of active safety and driver assistance features, including Emergency Steering Assist with intuitive lane recognition. The Pre-Collision Safety system can detect pedestrians during night-time driving and bicycle riders during daylight and will provide Intersection Turn Assist to help guard against collisions with oncoming traffic, or with pedestrians crossing the vehicle's path when making a turn at a junction.
A range of equipment option packs are also available, giving customers the opportunity to add bundled additional technology, comfort and convenience features. Particularly popular will be the Premium Pack. This adds leather seat upholstery, front seat ventilation, a lower rear screen sunshade, triple-eye LED multi-weather headlights with an Adaptive High-beam System, 18-inch alloy wheels, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert with automatic braking.